Walking into the Johannesburg high court, you are sprayed with hand sanitiser by a security guard wearing a face mask and gloves.
After chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s announcement that SA courts will not shut down amid the coronavirus outbreak, courts have started implementing hygiene measures.
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After panic buying cleared shelves and left many people countrywide unable to purchase hand sanitiser, an outreach programme is under way to help those needing assistance to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Italy reports 475 new deaths, highest one-day toll of any nation
Italy on Wednesday reported 475 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, the highest one-day official toll of any nation since the first case was detected in China late last year.
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All staff at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) have been told to work from home after an academic tested positive for Covid-19.
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A 35-year-old truck driver died after the load of steel beams he was transporting shifted and crushed the driver’s cab.
ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell said the incident happened on General Hertzog Street, Three Rivers, just outside Vereeniging on Wednesday evening.
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As government tightens measures to slow the spread of coronavirus in SA, the health ministry on Wednesday morning announced a spike in the number of people who have tested positive. The total stands at 116.
Continue reading Covid-19 and SA: How the numbers have risen
Fast food chain Nandos is on top of its game when it comes to current affairs.
It took to Twitter on Wednesday to call on customers to practice good hygiene by regularly washing their hands, in line with calls from the SA health ministry and World Health Organisation (WHO).
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Transnet has lifted the Covid-19 quarantine on two ships at Cape Town harbour, which are now free to depart.
More than 1,700 passengers and crew spent four days stuck aboard the Italian-flagged cruise ship AIDAmira pending screening tests on six passengers.
Continue reading Covid-19: Cruise ship free to sail from Cape Town after quarantine is lifted
After shutting its doors on Monday in the wake of a staff member testing positive for Covid-19, the University of Cape Town confirmed on Thursday that a second positive case has been identified.
Continue reading Second UCT staff member tests positive for Covid-19
KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala said on Wednesday that “patient zero”, the country’s first confirmed case of Covid-19, had recovered.
Zikalala said at a briefing in Durban that the 38-year-old man from Hilton in the Midlands was ready to be discharged from hospital.
Continue reading Covid-19: ‘Patient zero’ has recovered, says KZN premier Sihle Zikalala